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Author James Hayman

June 19 at 6:30pm. Join us for an evening with James Hayman, acclaimed author of the McCabe and Savage thrillers.

Book Sale - Final Day!

Sunday, June 23 from 10:00am to 5:00 pm. It's the LAST DAY to get a great book bargain!

Book Sale - Public Day 1

Friday, June 21 from 10:00am to 5:00pm - Friends' Book Sale at Scarborough High School

Book Sale - Public Day 2

Saturday, June 22 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Friends' Book Sale at Scarborough High School. Lots of great selections to chose from!

Book Sale: Member Preview

June 20 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Book Sale preview for Friends Members Only! Location: Scarborough High School Cafe

Mindfulness Play Time

June 25 from 9:30am to 11am. Enjoy play stations with your wee ones while educator Kate Williams-Hewitt shares ways to help your child resolve conflicts in a mindful way.

BookPage June 2019Stop in and pick up your free copy of the latest issue of BookPage. This popular service is provided by the Friends of Scarborough Library. The new issue arrives the first of every month. Get your copy while they last!

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Yesterday

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, June 15th
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP
      EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10:00 AM TO NOON
      LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM

      Whether you’ve been knitting for decades or days, join the Library's Knitting Group in the Conference Room (located near the public computers). Bring knitting needles, yarn, patterns...whatever you have. FMI call 883-4723 option 4.

      LEARN MORE

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Tomorrow

  1. Books on Tap @ O'Reilly's Cure
    • Start time: 05:30pm
    • End date: Monday, June 17th
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Books. Bites. Brews. What a great combination! We’ve partnered with O’Reilly’s Cure here in Scarborough to offer a new book group—Books on Tap—moderated by Tom Corbett, our Systems Librarian (and beer enthusiast). Here’s how it works: Arrive between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm and settle into the lounge area; purchase bites and beverages from O’Reilly’s menu; then share good conversation about the book selected for the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Visit our website at http://www.scarboroughlibrary.org/adults/events/series/books-tap-reading-group

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Tuesday, June 18th

  1. French Conversation Group
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, June 18th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Every Third Tuesday of the Month: French Conversation Group
      6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Conference Room

      Our new French Conversation Group will give intermediate to advanced French speakers the chance to do just that, although beginners are welcome to come and absorb as much as they can!

      Learn More

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Wednesday, June 19th

  1. Author James Hayman
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, June 19th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Riveting. Ferocious. Gripping. Tense. Tantalizing. Unsettling. These are just a few words used by best-selling authors and book reviewers when talking about James Hayman’s McCabe and Savage thrillers. Join us for an evening with this acclaimed author and discover how he developed two of the “most appealing cops in contemporary fiction." Copies of Hayman’s books will be available for purchase and signing. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

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Thursday, June 20th

  1. D&D Gr. 6-12
    • Start time: 04:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, June 20th
    • End time: 06:00pm
    • Sarah will be running Dungeons & Dragons, a fantasy tabletop role-playing game originally made popular in the early 1970’s. Game days will be Thursdays June 27 thru August 22 for students in Grades 6 thru 12. Pre-registration required. Call 883-4723 option 3 or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org.

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  2. Book Sale Member Preview
    • Start time: 05:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, June 20th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • This Book Sale Preview from 5:00pm to 8:00pm is for members of the Friends of the Scarborough Library only. Get first pick from over 25,000 books! The book sale returns to the Scarborough High School Cafe to accommodate the incredible inventory. With a plentiful selection of books, puzzles, and audio-visual titles to choose from, readers of all ages should find at least one item by their favorite author at this much-anticipated annual Friends event. For more information, visit the Friends' website at www.scarboroughlibraryfriends.org

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  3. Library Trustees

Friday, June 21st

  1. Book Sale Public Day 1
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Friday, June 21st
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • First day hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm! This year’s book sale returns to the Scarborough High School Cafe to accommodate the more than 25,000 donated books. A plentiful inventory of books, puzzles, and audio-visual titles await readers of all ages. This annual Friends sponsored event gives books a second (and third, and forth) life! Cash and checks accepted as payment. Visit the Friends' website for more details at www.scarboroughlibraryfriends.org

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Saturday, June 22nd

  1. Book Sale Public Day 2
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, June 22nd
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Day 2 hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm. More books are waiting for a new home.This year’s book sale returns to the Scarborough High School Cafe to accommodate the more than 25,000 donated books. All materials are sorted in genres to make browsing easier. Cash and checks accepted as payment. Visit the Friends' website for more details at www.scarboroughlibraryfriends.org

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  2. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, June 22nd
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP
      EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10:00 AM TO NOON
      LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM

      Whether you’ve been knitting for decades or days, join the Library's Knitting Group in the Conference Room (located near the public computers). Bring knitting needles, yarn, patterns...whatever you have. FMI call 883-4723 option 4.

      LEARN MORE

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Sunday, June 23rd

  1. Book Sale Final Day
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Sunday, June 23rd
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Sunday is the final day from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Last chance to get great bargains on books for summer guests, beach reading, or your personal library. Located at the Scarborough High School Cafe to accommodate the more than 25,000 donated books. Cash and checks accepted as payment. Visit the Friends' website for more details at www.scarboroughlibraryfriends.org

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  2. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, June 23rd
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • New Schedule: Every Fourth Sunday of the month starting January 28, 2018! Explore the Library’s Minecraft world created by our volunteer “tech teens!.” We’ll begin with a session just for beginners at 1:00 PM, then everyone can join in starting at 2:00 PM. If you’ve created your own Minecraft world, bring it along to show others on our big screen! Computers will be available, or you can bring your own laptop. No sign up is needed—just drop in! Please remember that children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.     

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  3. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, June 23rd
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • New Schedule: Every Fourth Sunday of the month starting January 28, 2018! Explore the Library’s Minecraft world created by our volunteer “tech teens!.” We’ll begin with a session just for beginners at 1:00 PM, then everyone can join in starting at 2:00 PM. If you’ve created your own Minecraft world, bring it along to show others on our big screen! Computers will be available, or you can bring your own laptop. No sign up is needed—just drop in! Please remember that children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.     

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Monday, June 24th

  1. Genealogy Group
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Monday, June 24th
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Roots. Branches. Shoots. You may think we’re talking about trees – and in a way, we are. We’re talking about family trees! A new Scarborough Public Library Genealogy Group will be offered the fourth Monday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting October 23, 2017. Whether you are just starting to explore your heritage or well into the process, this monthly “drop in” gathering will introduce you to vetted resources for ancestral research.

      The group will be facilitated by Don Taylor, a retired Information Technology Security Specialist who became interested in Genealogy in the 1970s. Since 2005, Don has focused on genealogical research, specializing in Internet research and genetic genealogy. He is a member of the Maine Genealogical Society (MGS), New England Historic Genealogical Society, and is on the Board of Directors of the Scarborough Historical Society (SHS) where he helps others research their Scarborough roots. Don also manages a personal genealogy blog.

      Join us and start exploring your family tree; it’s free to attend! FMI, contact Adult Reference at 883-4723 option 4, or email askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org

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  2. Teen Writers Group
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End date: Monday, June 24th
    • End time: 05:30pm
    • The Scarborough Teen Writers Group (STWG) for grades 6-12 is offered in collaboration with Portland Writers Group Maine (PWGM). Teen writers will have the chance to receive feedback on their work and comment on others’ writing. All genres are welcome, including fantasy, sci-fi, poetry, and nonfiction. Each workshop will include a short session about topics such as point of view, voice, characterization, and critiquing skills. Gatherings are held the fourth Monday of each month from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

      To register, email Renee at writerwrenee@gmail.com, or you can email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or call the Library at 883-4723 option 3.

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Tuesday, June 25th

  1. Mindfulness Play Time
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, June 25th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Join us for this special play-based family time from 9:30am to 11am. Bring your wee ones - from birth to age 5 - and explore developmental “play stations.” As you move through the stations, pre-school educator Kate Williams-Hewitt will share verbal exercises useful in mediating child conflict resolution and encouraging child to child communication.This event is free to attend.

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  2. Stonewall Riots Documentary & Discussion
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, June 25th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • The Library's Retro Summer Series commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Apollo 11 moon landing, and Woodstock festival. On June 28, 1969, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City - the Stonewall Inn - was raided by New York City police. The event sparked a riot that would lead to six days of protests and violent clashes in neighboring streets of the Stonewall Inn and in nearby Christopher Park. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. Join us in viewing the American Experience documentary, Stonewall Uprising, based on the book, Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution by David Carter. The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Rachel Reinke, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center at Bowdoin College. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Seating is limited.

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